March 23, 2022

Travel Hacking Bora Bora on Miles and Points

#49: This episode breaks down exactly how I  booked a $20,000+ trip Bora Bora for less than $1,500 with points and miles. I'll break down finding flights, transferring the points, booking the hotels, my own recommendations for Bora Bora and all the hacks you need to make a trip like this possible yourself.


Selected Links From The Episode

Suggested Episodes on Travel Hacking: #1. Leigh Rowan | #2.  Brad Barrett | #27. Brian Kelly Award Search: $1 trial w/ this link (and the code ALLTHEHACKS)

Finding the right flight: | FlightConnections |  Google Flights | ExpertFlyer | French bee | Air Tahiti Nui

Finding the right hotel: Google Hotels | AwardMapper | Costco Travel | FlyerTalk (example thread on St Regis Bora Bora)

Tahiti Recommendations:  Intercontinental Tahiti | Hilton Hotel Tahiti

Bora Bora Recommendations: St. Regis Bora Bora Resort | Conrad Bora Bora Nui | Bora Bora Sharks and Stingrays | Amazon Floats


Full Show Notes

Chris introduces All The Hacks from Bora Bora  (00:00) 

Listener Email (01:13)

Trip background (03:02) 

A glimpse into Bora Bora (04:40)

Finding the right flight (06:46) (06:57)

Google flights (07:27)

Expert flyer (11:40) and Air Canada (13:13)

Finding the right hotel (16:24)

Google Hotels (16:50) (18:43)

Booking with Marriott (19:09)

How to get that upgrade (22:30)

Flying Air Tahiti (24:18)

Costco Hack (26:41)

Food costs (27:12)

St. Regis vs. Conrad (28:13)

Bora Bora Hacks (31:17)


Connect with All the Hacks

All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email

Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn